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Loneliness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Loneliness

Please enjoy these Loneliness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

We are all so much together,
but we are all dying of loneliness.
- Albert Schweitzer

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things;
knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
- Amelia Earhart

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes and
curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
- Anton Chekhov

I live with the people I create and it has always made
my essential loneliness less keen.
- Carson McCullers

There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest
in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast,
open sky and loneliness and cold.
- Ajay Naidu

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
- Eugene O'Neill

Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the
conditions of a writer's life.
- Jerzy Kosinski

There were times when I had great times with my brothers,
pillow fights and things, but I was,
used to always cry from loneliness.
- Michael Jackson

I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety,
loneliness.
- Tom Cochrane

I would have to say loneliness is next to uncleanliness.
- Janeane Garofalo

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
- Tom Wolfe

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure.
The failure is a stranger in his own house.
- Eric Hoffer

Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for,
great enough to die for.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them
all because everybody's an expert on that one.
- Theodore Sturgeon

The sky is one whole, the water another;
and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness,
so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds.
- Alice Meynell

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.
- Martha Beck

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful.
It has the beauty of loneliness of pain:
of strength and freedom.
The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love.
The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
- Georges Bernanos

Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
- Claire Danes

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
- John Steinbeck

A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and
every woman in the store hits on him.
A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.
- Doug Coupland

We have all known the long loneliness,
and we have found that the answer is community.
- Dorothy Day

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision
of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
- Alice Walker

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television.
What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
- Ashley Montagu

When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot.
Basically we all are.
Loneliness comes with life.
- Whitney Houston

Writing is an antidote for loneliness.
- Steven Berkoff

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have
no one to share my burden,
but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
- Dag Hammarskjold

My inspiration are the woman, friendship,
and loneliness.
- Enrique Iglesias

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt
in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
- Germaine Greer

Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
- Thomas Wolfe

I had become, with the approach of night,
once more aware of loneliness and time -
those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
- Lawrence Durrell

Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease.
- John Corry

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves.
It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
- Edward Gibbon

Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.
- Joss Whedon

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

The eternal quest of the individual human being is
to shatter his loneliness.
- Norman Cousins

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive.
It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject.
It's stimulating loneliness.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
- William J. Slim

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

Loneliness adds beauty to life.
It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
- Henry Rollins

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters,
its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness,
can never be blotted from my mind.
- Buffalo Bill

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness,
and he who is a leader must always act alone.
And acting alone, accept everything alone.
- Ferdinand Marcos

The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
- Henry A. Kissinger

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and
powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
- Brendan Francis

Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the
subject that clears out a room.
- Doug Coupland

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.
I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
- Tom Hanks

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

Fame always brings loneliness.
Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
- Vicki Baum

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue...
and that, for me, is based on insecurity,
self-esteem and loneliness.
- Naomi Campbell

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
- William Styron

Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.
- Joan Collins

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
- Liv Ullmann

Moon!
Moon!
I am prone before you.
Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain,
whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.
- Brandi Chastain

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

I like being alone and I think this movie,
as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding,
I also think it's just as much about loneliness.
- Jason Schwartzman


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